LETTER: Will we save the Admiral Theater?

Dear Editor,
MY family and I have been going to the Admiral for the past 38 years.
It has been wonderful on so many levels, IF you live in Admiral area you can walk.
Friends that come to visit, and we go to a movie, they are Amazed and impressed, that we can walk there in less than 10 minutes.

I am a realtor (BHHSNW)- part of my spiel to new buyers To WS is the convenience, lower cost, free parking of their Own neighborhood theatre.

What I would like to see happen:

1- Paul Allen stepped up and refurbished and rekindled interest in the Cinerama
Perhaps some other, head of local corporations could ‘do the right’ thing. It would show
A strong public side. And of course, they can write it off.

2- Contact the Sundance Group in Los Angeles. They did a great job remodeling the old
Metro Theatres on 9th and 45th nw. Wouldn’t this be an ideal area for another
Neighborhood movie show remodel?

One last thought.

- This is a large theatre. Originally seating around 700. The articles’ idea of Dividing into a 4-plex is ideal. ( see Sundance example). 4 small intimate Theatres of around 70 seats apiece.

Will the West Seattle community rue the day- we didn’t do anything- or proud Of the day we did.? Only time will tell.

Randy Fillingim

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